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Leute Bok | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-01-2003

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Ratings: 337 |  Reviews: 163
Photo of chrispoint
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of thagr81us
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured a massively dark reddish brown with a two finger khaki colored head that subsided to half a finger slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, dark fruit, earth, and milk chocolate. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, dark fruit, and dark chocolate. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. I really didn't expect much from this one, but it definitely brought a little more to the table than I was expecting which was nice. This one was quite complex and refreshing as it was really well balanced. Defintely worth trying if you get the chance as you will probably be surprised.

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Photo of liamt07
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the LCBO giftpack, 330ml into a chalice. Best before July 11, 2013.

Poured a mahogany/purple with a transient tan head. Only a small island of head remains, and a only a shred of lacing graces the glass. Nose is typical BSDA, dark fruits, gentle saccharine notes, caramel and subtle spicing. Dry vinous fruitiness on the palate, light candied notes and spicing similar to the nose. Carbonation is high and prickly, a little much for my liking; alcohol flashes on the palate but isn't too obvious. Moderately dry and fairly sweet in the finish. A nice beer and fairly predictable within the style.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of bigdeuce
4.26/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great looking beer, provides a terrific introduction. Very dark color, almost hazelnut dark. Classic belgian scents, yeasty a bit of candied sugar. Taste is terrific, with a pull of plums, not tart, wild but not overwhelming cherries. Very tasty. Goes down smoothly with a light to medium mouth feel. Good thing the government has not declared this one "illegal" because it would be more popular than prohibition moonshine!

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.1%

Photo of bobhits
2.55/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Buttery rich body backed by overly sour green apples. The mix ends up towards the sweet and butter side, but a strange beer. A lovely but not especially great looking beer. The aromas are far too towards the sour and odd side of things.

This is not a beer I'd ever want to go back to. It has some unique blends of flavors but I'm not enjoying this at all.

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Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a custom looking, kind of pint glass with a pointed base, I really don't know how to explain it...

A: Pours a very creamy and dark caramel hue with not nearly as much head as most Belgians. It looks like it could be pretty thick; I was able to force a finger and a half of creme colored foam.

S: Smells richly sweet with apricots, figs, maple syrup, plums, some banana and dates, very deep in dense fruits.

T/M: Carbonation is much higher than it appears but is still only moderately bubbly. Fruitiness is potent but balanced; fig, dates, white grape, melon, biscuit maltiness. It's just a tad bitter and brighter in contrast to the aroma.

This is a great tasting Belgian and a good change of pace from the more champagne-like brews. I hope it's also available without the glass.


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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of BeerLover99
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: copper/tan shiny body, finger creamy head,
wonderful lacing

S: malt, spice, mild yeast, figs/dates

T: sweet malt, grain, ripe fruits, smooth spicy finish

M: med/heavy body, smooth/chewy mouth

O: Another fine Belgian beer.
Would get again + recommend.
Looking forward to trying more
from this brewery.


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Photo of Squelch
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Reddish brown colored. no head. no lacing.

Smell: Smells like sweet malt.

Taste: Extremely malty. Wonderful roasted malts. Excellent.

Mouthfeel: Smooth. Medium bodied.

Overall: A pleasant beer. Wonderful maltiness. Excellent flavor. Will have again.

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: I'm serving this one in a chalice because I don't have the semi-iconic glass in which this ale is normally served. From the bottle, it pours a clear, dark amber with a puffy, lingering beige mousse. This is a bit lighter in hue than many Belgian dark ales, but it still looks great.

S: The nose is dominated by aromas of caramel, spice, and roasted grain. The smell is very spicy, yet almost stout-like in a way.

T: Notes of caramel, toffee apples, woody spices, bitter chocolate, coffee, and roasted grain hit the palate sharply. The finish is toasty and warming with coffee, chocolate, and roasted grain flavors.

M: Medium to full in body, though a bit closer to the former than to the latter. This one is rather dry and firm with subtle carbonation. There is no alcohol burn whatsoever, making this a very drinkable strong ale.

O: From the lighter hue, toasty overtones, and lighter, drier body, I'm beginning to get the impression that this ale's recipe has been tweaked substantially. Glancing at the information on the bottle supports this assertion, as my bottle is showing an abv of 7.5% instead of 8.2%. In the end, it doesn't matter if this ale has changed somewhat, as it is still a very nice example of a Belgian strong dark ale.

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of BierStein711
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

bottle poured into chalice

No freshness date

Four finger head

A: Ruby red and black

S: Malts and hops, spices too, its like an old port wine

T: Like Sam Adams Winter Lager

Overall: Best beer from Belgium I have had. I am confused on the style though as it resembles a bock lager rather than an ale. I am going to research this distinction and find some others like it.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of SebD
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice dark brown color to it with bright red hues when put it light. It has a nice beige head that dies down slowly and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of sweet malts with dark fruit, some raisins, light spices and some bready yeast.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a sweet fruity flavor, nice bready yeast, floral hops bringing a light bitterness and some spices.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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Leute Bok from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 337 ratings
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